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What's Happening in:  Grays Ferry 

PHS transforms formerly vacant lot at 2500 Reed Street

Over the past year and a half, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has worked to transform a once-vacant lot at 2500 Reed Street into a community garden.

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Volunteers have worked to clear debris from a former warehouse that stood on the lot and bring 400 garden beds to the property. Half of the garden is used for those who grow and sell vegetables to local businesses, while the other half is for the members of the surrounding community to use.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

This year’s South Street PHS pop-up will be run by team behind Cantina, Triangle Tavern

The summer of 2016 will mark the third year of PHS pop-up gardens on South Street West.

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While we aren’t getting the pop-up garden back at 9th and Wharton, the crew that ran last year’s Passyunk Square garden will be bringing food and drinks “reflecting South Philadelphia’s culinary diversity” to the garden at 1438 South Street. The food and drink will be from Stephen Simons and David Frank, who own South Philly’s Cantina, Triangle Tavern and the soon-to-open Royal Sushi & Izakaya.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

PHS pop-up garden to return to South Street West for a third year

Last year South Philly was lucky enough to have two pop-up gardens, one at 9th and Wharton and one on South Street West.

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Photo of last year’s South Street West pop-up.

For 2016, we’ll only be seeing one of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gardens in our neighborhoods. The South Street West garden next to Jamaican Jerk Hut at 1438-46 South St. will be returning for a third year of summer fun.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Time to request street trees to be planted in the fall

Spring is around the corner, but it is now time to be thinking ahead to fall tree planting.

Some of TreePhilly's brood, pic by Emma Lee, via Newsworks

Some of TreePhilly’s brood, pic by Emma Lee, via Newsworks

Tree tenders groups around the city are accepting applications for the planting of streets trees through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Treevitalize program.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

PHS recognizes Lukoil gas station community garden in gardening and greening contest

In Lower Moyamensing, the Lukoil gas station at 11th and Snyder has become much more than just a place to stop for gas.

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Old photo of the garden from the LoMo Civic Association.

While you can of course still stop by to fuel up, a small community garden space was created on the property to bring greenery to an unexpected place. Now the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is recognizing this gas station garden as a “garden of distinction” in their gardening and greening contest.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square :  Queen Village 

Request a tree now for planting in the spring

Spring may be a little far off, but it’s not too early to be thinking about tree planting.

Some of TreePhilly's brood, pic by Emma Lee, via Newsworks

Old photo of TreePhilly trees by Emma Lee, via Newsworks

If you’re interested in requesting trees for your street, now’s your chance. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Plant One Million program’s deadline is approaching for street tree planting in the spring.

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